Absolute Town Planning Ltd

NameAbsolute Town Planning Ltd

Absolute Town Planning Ltd is a new planning consultancy inspired and established by Ian Coomber MRTPI with an emphasis on London and the South East but based in Brighton. Formerly a Partner and Head of Town Planning at a Surveying practice since 2007 Ian established Absolute Town Planning in September 2017. The aim is to deliver a highly tailored innovative approach to reach out to public and private sector clients which reflects Ian's cross sectoral career history.

Though a small firm a full planning consultancy service is provided including: planning briefs, advice on development plans, enforcement notices, feasibility studies, submission of planning and other applications; the conduct of appeals by written or hearing procedures and acting as expert witness. The strength of Absolute Town Planning is collaborative working with other core disciplines to apply a 'team approach' to meeting a client objective.

Planning and development expertise is offered in all market sectors including retail, commercial, residential and leisure. Over many years Ian has developed a great working relationship with architects and designers from across the wider region.

Turning a dream into a reality can often mean navigating the town planning system. So forming the right team and getting the appropriate specialisms around the table is critical to the overall success of any project. Absolute Town Planning should be your first call to clear and impartial advice. Identifying the right team to make a positive impact early on is at the heart of what we do.If you are a busy architect or have submitted a planning application within a process that can sometimes seem to snowball out of control! Share the strain and give us a call to establish what can be done to assist and free up your time to work on great new projects.

Other specialisms within the Absolute Town Planning Network include:

  • Transport and Highways Planning
  • Acoustic Assessments
  • Wildlife and Ecology Reports
  • Heritage Reports and Analysis on Sensitive Sites
  • Sunlight/Daylight Assessments
  • Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM Reports
  • Energy Reports

Identifying the right team to make a positive impact early on is at the heart of what we do. If you are a busy architect or have submitted a planning application within a process that can sometimes seem to snowball out of control! Share the strain and give us a call to establish what can be done to assist and free up your time to work on great new projects.

Follow us on Twitter @Absolute_TP and on Linked IN or simply give us a call for a friendly chat about your town planning needs on 0792 055 3177.

Ian Coomber BA(Hons) MRTPI- Founder

Legal: Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Briefs

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Historic Building Restoration

Conservation: Historic Towns / Sites

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Urban Conservation

Agriculture: Agricultural Developments

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Agriculture: Estates

Business: Change of Use

Business: Car Parking / Access

Business: Enforcement

Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises

Business: Lawful Development Certificates

Business: Working from Home

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Statements

Design: Masterplanning

Design: Urban Design

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Public Participation

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Schools / Community Buildings

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village/Town Appraisals

Health Planning: Health Centres

Health Planning: Hospices

Health Planning: Hospital

Health Planning: Nursing Homes

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: Residential Developments

Industrial: Heavy Industry

Industrial: Light Industry

Industrial: Service Industry

Information Technology: Development Control Application Systems

Legal: Advocacy

Legal: Appeals

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Local & Strategic Planning: Community Plans

Probity: Elected Member Training

Research: Feasibility Studies

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Change of Use

Tourism & Leisure: Amusement Centres

Tourism & Leisure: Family Entertainment Centres

Tourism & Leisure: Fast Food / Take Away Outlets

Tourism & Leisure: Hotels

Tourism & Leisure: Marinas

Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses

Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants

Tourism & Leisure: Theme Parks

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Transport: Car Parks

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Economic Development: Feasibility Studies

Agriculture: Development Viabilities

Agriculture: Development Applications

Urban Regeneration: Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Conservation: Characterisation Studies

Design: Characterisation Studies

Design: Townscape Impact Analysis

Design: Tall Buildings

Local Authority Services: Development Management

Local Authority Services: Local Plan Making

Local Authority Services: Contracted Out Services

Local & Strategic Planning: Sustainability Appraisal

Urban Regeneration: Rural & Village Schemes

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Registration of Community Assets under Localism Act